Supporting community

Located in the heart of Chigwell, Bucaan Community House Inc is situated on Bucaan St next to the Allunga Rd shops. Bucaan Community House Inc was initially known as Chigwell Community House Inc and was officially opened in 1986 by the Honourable Ray Groom MHA.

Bucaan is an incorporated body, we are led by an elected community based management committee.

You can do lots at Bucaan! A range of services and classes are available.

Check out our newsletter and timetable below.

Our vision
To create a safe, supportive and caring community.

Our Mission
To be reocognised as a lead organisation that is accessible by its community and that operates within its limitations and available resources.

Our Values
Operate in an open and transparent manner; be inclusive, respectful and non-judgmental, utilise community development principles in how we relate to our community, engage and empower our community, be open to innovative projects, programs and concepts and value teamwork and the contribution of the individual.

Wellness and Reablement
Bucaan Community House is committed to embedding wellness and reablement within all its programs and activities to enable persons to be as independent as possible, to have high self-esteem, and to have the chance to make choices and meaningful contributions to their community.

Child Safety Statement of Commitment

  • BCH is committed to child safety.
  • We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
  • We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
  • We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.  We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
  • We believe children when they raise a concern or make an allegation
  • BCH is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. We have robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers, and are committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
  • We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
  • We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
  • If you believe a child is at immediate risk, phone 000.

    Regular Activities

    The Centre is closed everyday from 12.30pm to 1.30pm


Legal Aid – By appointment
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Computer Club
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Go Walking
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Craft Group
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Community Garden Project – Karambi Street
Free Community BBQ
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

U-Can Drive:  Learn to Drive Programme
By appointment

Photography Group
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Go Exercise
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Grandparents/Relatives Carer meetings every second Wednesday
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Nil$ – By appointment
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

U-Can Drive:  Learn to Drive Programme
By appointment

Meat & Veggie box collection
12:30 pm onwards

Linda’s Leadlighting
6:30 pm to 8.30 pm

Boots and All Line Dancing
10:00 am to 11:00 am – Beginners
11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Advanced

Nil$ – By appointment
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Crewative Arts – Youth
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Chigwell Support Lunch & Activities
(bookings only for eligible participants)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday
Centre closed